Miracle  Christmas Show

Activate Church Presents

Miracle Christmas Show

Shawndell Marks, Derek Ramnarace, Kaylin Kole, Leah Ina Marie Rachuj, Chad and Karen Gentry, T-RAN

Saturday 12.2

Doors: 1:00 pm / Show: 2:00 pm

$10.00 - $20.00

This event is all ages

Miracle Christmas Show
Miracle  Christmas Show
The Miracle Christmas Show showcases the best of local talents, celebrates the Miracle of Christmas, and all profits support our community!

“Giving Waters,” a group of talented best friends from River Falls, opens our show with 5 traditional and fun Christmas Songs.

The main act, Shawndell Marks, Derek Ramnarace, Kaylin Kole, with a talented band (see below) play Christmas hits, traditional and new. T-RAN Gilbert, from Nashville will bring a new and dynamic style Christmas music. Producer Jared Pierson loves creating strong moments of emotion that inspire people in the deepest part of the soul. Songs include “I Heard the Bells", “Ave Maria", “Mary Did You Know?", “Silent Night", and “King of Heaven". Watch for special dance acts and other creative elements!

This show is a fundraiser for so many great causes in our area.

We want to build our community with you!

Causes include:

-Wisconsin Dells Cops For Kids
-Columbia County Humane Society
-Baraboo People Helping People
-Portage Rotary Club
-Pleasant Acres Wisconsin
-GEMS, scholarships that empower girls to serve (Former Miss Northern Lights)
-Schools for Haiti


-Our show is full of local talent and award winning artists. You will be inspired and wanting to come back next year!
-Shawndell Marks, Derek Ramnarace, Kaylin Kole, Leah Ina Marie Rachuj
-Stan Sikorski on bass, Dylan Thill on Electric Guitar, Phil Velez on Drums, and Shelby Gray & Company Dance Performance!

-From Nashville: T-RAN Gilbert and Chad & Karen Gentry

-Special appearance by Portage Center for the Arts!
-Opening Act: “Giving Waters” from River Falls, Wisconsin

Special: Family Photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus available 1:00 - 2:00pm and 4:30 - 5:00pm
Shawndell Marks
Shawndell Marks
Portage native Shawndell Marks is a singer/songwriter/pianist who sounds a little like Norah Jones and a little like Stevie Nicks. She has released three original albums and is involved with several Madison area projects including Girls Rock Camp, Gin, Chocolate & Bottle Rockets, and Gold Dust Women, an all-female Fleetwood Mac cover band. Her latest album, Broken Dam, received this year's Madison Area Music Award Pop/R&B Album of the Year. She lives in rural Reedsburg with her family where she teaches lessons privately from her studio.
Derek Ramnarace
Derek Ramnarace
Derek Ramnarace is a singer/songwriter/guiatarist from Baraboo Wisconsin. Derek brings an earthy, simple, and rich flavor to the music scene. His songs on the “Farmhouse Sessions, “some of which go back to his early days as a songwriter, ooze lyrical depth, touching on love, loss, failure, and redemption. The songs are informed by his struggles. “Through it all, my philosophies about music have changed from excess and opportunism to profound gratitude. It is still kind of unreal that I get to do this with my life, and I am fully aware that it is not just me that makes that possible. - Excerpt by Randy Erickson.
Kaylin Kole
Kaylin Kole
Kaylin Kole, age 16, moved to Portage at a young age with her family. Her reputation for a big voice is quickly spreading, winning many contests, including the Wisconsin State Fair 2017. She’s been a part of her community’s theatre program at the Zone Gale center for 7 years and counting. She recently released a cover single “Burning House” originally sung by CAM) on iTunes. Watch for more releases, including the EP “incEPtion,’ recorded in Nashville. She loves singing at local events include Taste of Portage, Best Fest, and Wo Zha Wa Days. Kaylin will continue to record more music and serve the community she loves!
Leah Ina Marie Rachuj
Leah Ina Marie Rachuj
Leah is a talented local musician and violin teacher. Leah beautifully plays the violin with a rich and bright sound that will bring in the Christmas Spirit.
Chad and Karen Gentry
Chad and Karen Gentry
Power couple and artist duo Chad and Karen Gentry (CKG) officially met each other for the first time at a singles ministry event in July 2013 at their home church, Oasis Church in Nashville, TN. Ever since that time, the two have been inseparable as they have molded their sound to include influences from each other's musical taste and background.

What makes husband and wife duo CKG unique is their ability to incorporate components of leading worship, performing original songs, preaching, and comedy into their various ministry related appearances at venues of different races, denominations, and cultures.

Their self-titled debut album is expected for release in February of 2018 and will include original songs such as "I Will Not Fear," "Free Indeed," "Live To Worship," "Overflows," "Always Will Be God," and "We Do" as well as a collaboration with international recording artist T-RAN on the original song "Never Give Up.”
Toured in seven countries and three continents ~ Viewed over 1.5 million times on YouTube ~ Nominated for a Dove Award ~ Music placement in a made-for-TV movie ~ Appeared in network television and feature film.
International recording artist T-RAN is known for shifting the atmosphere of whatever platform he has been given. With performances in the United States and abroad, T-RAN is an ambassador of a new era in R&B music.

Based in Nashville, Tennessee, T-RAN has shared stages with Shania Twain, Monica, Kirk Franklin, and Kool & The Gang. His original song “Need You Now” is featured in the TV One movie, For The Love of Ruth. He has also appeared in three episodes of the ABC primetime drama, Nashville.

T-RAN is currently captivating audiences with songs from his debut project, The Imprint, which was released in June 2016 worldwide on iTunes and other digital outlets. He is now working on his self-titled album “T-RAN” and gearing up for his “Live And Not Die Tour” that will be going across the United States and abroad.
T-RAN’s music resonates most clearly a message of hope—a sound that resonates in lives across the globe.
Venue Information:
Crystal Grand
430 W Munroe Ave
Wisconsin Dells, WI, 53965